Dave Aeikens: became president of SPJ in October. He served as president-elect in 2007-2008, winning a Presidentâ€™s Award in 2008.
Mike DeCesare: Spokesperson and communications director for Jim McDermott.
Jonathan Landay: National Security Correspondent for Knight Ridder.
Prof. Bill Drummond: Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley, and has more than forty years experience as a reporter, editor, foreign correspondent, radio producer and journalism educator.
Jason Leopold: investigative journalist. He writes for the online publication The Public Record.
Robert Parry: founder of ConsortiumNews.com. His new book is called â€œNeck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bushâ€.
Jeff Cohen: media critic and lecturer, is founding director of the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College, where he is an associate professor of journalism. His latest book is Cable News Confidential: My Misadventures in Corporate Media.